Thursday, September 1, 2011

Bee Fuddling Bee Facts

This looks to have come thru a newsletter or such and I've not found the source to give credit yet. But, September is National Honey Month. It's time to celebrate the hard work of honey bees. Our honey bees have had a hard few years so maybe we should take a moment to give them some recognition and appreciation! IF you know the source of this, I'd like to know!

Bee amazed by some bee-fuddling facts

 Bees have been courting flowers for 30 million years.
 A honey bee visits 50 to 100 flowers during a collection trip.
 It takes approximately 12,000 bee hours to produce a single jar of honey.
 A honey bee can fly for up to six miles, and as fast as 15 miles per hour,
 Honey bees consume about 17-20 pounds of honey to produce each pound of beeswax.

Here are the recommended references that came with the article:
Bees and Honey: From Flower to Jar, by Michael Weiler
Robbing Bees: A Biography of Honey, by Holley Bishop
Check out the film Colony, to learn more about the way commercial beekeepers farm bees and the challenge of CCD, Colony Collapse Disorder.

September National Month Celebrations:

Children's Good Manners Month
Natl Biscuit Month
Natl Bourbon Heritage Month
Natl Breakfast Month
Natl Chicken Month
Natl Cholesterol Awareness Month
Natl Eat An Extra Dessert Month
Natl Honey Month
Natl Mushroom Month
Natl Organic Harvest Month
Natl Papaya Month
Natl Potato Month
Natl Preparedness Month
Natl Rice Month
Natl Sewing Month

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